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Search Warrant Arrest

On September 2, 2015, at 6:50pm, the Hartford Police Department Vice & Narcotic Detectives, executed a search warrant at 46 Allen Place with the assistance of the local federal DEA Task Force. HPD Detectives were able to obtain credible information that there was an individual packaging and selling illegal narcotics from an apartment at this address. A search of the apartment interior was conducted, revealing one firearm, U.S Currency, a large amount of raw unpackaged and packaged heroin as well as packaging material. The raw heroin had a street value of approximately $40,000 thousand dollars. Raw unpackaged Cocaine, bagged Crack and Marijuana were also located. The occupant of the residence, later identified as Alize Alvarado, 18, of Hartford, CT was placed under arrest for various firearm and narcotic charges and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility for processing.

$34,785 in U.S Currency
Smith & Wesson .38 Revolver
500 grams of raw heroin
200 grams of powder cocaine
15 grams of crack
139 bags of heroin
8 grams of marijuana
Packaging materials

Arrested: Alize Alvarado, 18, of Hartford, CT
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. Possession with intent to sell 1500 Ft of a school
3. Possession with intent to sell Narcotics
4. Improper storage of a firearm
5. Reckless endangerment
6. Operating a drug factory
7. Possession of controlled substance

46 allen place

Firearm/Narcotic Arrest on Bushnell Street

On September 1, 2015, at 5:18 Pm, Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers responded to the area of 37 Bushnell Street in response to an anonymous complaint of an individual suffering from a possible narcotics overdose. Upon arrival, HPD Patrol Officers observed the individual inside a vehicle, unresponsive and appeared to be in medical distress. The individual was removed from the vehicle by EMS personnel and transported by ambulance to Hartford Hospital. The individual later regained consciousness and was listed in stable condition. At the incident location, responding HPD Officers observed packaged Heroin and drug paraphernalia in plain view within the passenger compartment of the open vehicle. As Officers began to retrieve the illegal contraband, a firearm was observed protruding from an area between the drivers and passenger front seats of the vehicle. The firearm retrieved was found to be an unloaded, black Smith & Wesson model SD9VE handgun. The Hartford Shooting Task Force was notified and responded to the scene. The individual upon regaining consciousness was placed under arrest and charged with various Narcotic and Firearm charges. The arrested individual, later identified as Mathew Ruhnke, 31, of Petal, MI was transported to the Hartford Booking facility to be processed.

Black, Smith & Wesson, model SD9VE
Four sleeves of packaged Heroin (stamped with a black unreadable stamp)
Numerous empty sleeves
One hypodermic needle

Arrested: Mathew Ruhnke, 31, of Petal, MI
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
3. Carrying a pistol without a permit
4. Weapons in a motor vehicle

PIC 15-27503

DUI Checkpoint September 3, 2015

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division Tuesday, September 1, 2015


(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, September 3, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of Garden Street and Westland Street.

This checkpoint is part of the Hartford Police Department's ongoing expanded DUI enforcement program supervised by the HPD's Traffic Division and funded through a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation DUI Enforcement Program.

For the most up to date traffic information visit the State of Connecticut interactive traffic map including statewide traffic cameras.

The Hartford Police Department encourages you to protect your vehicle and belongings by "putting your junk in your trunk." Click here to view car break prevention tips from the HPD.

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